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Thread started 03/28/20 10:10am

alphastreet

Did you ever want to be a famous star?

When I was in my teens I wanted to be a singer and be popular. But with age, I realized that came out of insecurity from being bullied and teased as a kid and I guess I was seeking validation and approval. No way I would want fame or loss of privacy

Anyone else who wanted to grow up to be a star?
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Reply #1 posted 03/28/20 2:25pm

KingBAD

can't say i wanted to...

shit happens....

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
evilking
"KingBAD, well you are just a troll" (an emotional fan)
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Reply #2 posted 03/28/20 3:54pm

Empress

I wanted to be Cher. She was exotic, fun and I loved her hair, makeup and clothes. She was wild and fun and never gave a shit what anyone thought of her.
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Reply #3 posted 03/28/20 6:19pm

alphastreet

Empress said:

I wanted to be Cher. She was exotic, fun and I loved her hair, makeup and clothes. She was wild and fun and never gave a shit what anyone thought of her.


Also love Cher, and that sounds cute! I also admired artists who didn’t give a shot what others think and made that my motto!
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Reply #4 posted 03/29/20 6:47am

gandorb

There have been a couple of times I thought I would like being with a particular star (I'll never divulge names lol ), but never wanted to be one. I may be one of the few people who feel compassion for superstars, as I think most are really miserable, lonely, and unstable due to their lifestyles being so extreme. I would like the talent to be agreat singer or musician, but just couldn't handle the celebrity part of it 24 x 7.

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Reply #5 posted 03/30/20 8:49am

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I never wanted to be famous but I did want to perform. I wanted to be part of a band, like a touring musician or something. I wanted to be a songwriter in the background. My family greatly discouraged me from that and I was enough of a doormat that I took their advice. One of my largest regrets in life is not telling them to fuck off, and just moving to LA or Nashville to pursue that. So maybe fame would've come with being a songwriter, or touring musician. Whether it did or not, I would've been living what I wanted and had a very nice bank account over time.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #6 posted 03/30/20 7:02pm

slyjackson

Who didn't, of course I did, now my dream is to become a dictator and take over my country.

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Reply #7 posted 03/31/20 10:48am

alphastreet

TrivialPursuit said:

I never wanted to be famous but I did want to perform. I wanted to be part of a band, like a touring musician or something. I wanted to be a songwriter in the background. My family greatly discouraged me from that and I was enough of a doormat that I took their advice. One of my largest regrets in life is not telling them to fuck off, and just moving to LA or Nashville to pursue that. So maybe fame would've come with being a songwriter, or touring musician. Whether it did or not, I would've been living what I wanted and had a very nice bank account over time.



It’s never too late to try something musical as a second career
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Reply #8 posted 04/01/20 8:35am

onlyforaminute

I guess at some point everybody wants the spotlight from time to time. I know fame wouldn't suit me, I like a certain degree of freedom of movement and anonymity. Everything has a price.
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

-Ralph Ellison
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Reply #9 posted 04/01/20 1:34pm

noobman

Only maybe as a preteen.

But soon realized I would hate fame. I see nothing appealing about it except maybe as an avenue to make money. But even then, the cost is too much.

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Reply #10 posted 04/01/20 3:40pm

slyjackson

noobman said:

Only maybe as a preteen.

But soon realized I would hate fame. I see nothing appealing about it except maybe as an avenue to make money. But even then, the cost is too much.

Preach to the choir sister.

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Reply #11 posted 04/06/20 11:38pm

JoeyC

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Fuck yeah ! I wanted to be a actor, or a musician, or a writer, or a bodybuilder. Life though(more like poor choices), put a stop to all that shit quick. mad I'm just glad i survived this long. death been after me for a minute now. wink

Oh well, what could have been. neutral confused

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #12 posted 04/13/20 4:17am

domainator2010

alphastreet said:


It’s never too late to try something musical as a second career


You mean that? smile Like, even hobby-like? smile

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Reply #13 posted 04/13/20 4:19am

domainator2010

slyjackson said:

Who didn't, of course I did, now my dream is to become a dictator and take over my country.


I don't see why you have to be a dictator for that...? Like, why can't you rule democractically...?

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Reply #14 posted 04/13/20 6:09am

EmmaMcG

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For about 10 seconds. Until it became a genuine possibility and I seen what life would be like firsthand. Then I actively tried to avoid any kind of fame whatsoever. And I'm not even talking about a Tom Cruise or Britney Spears level of famous. It would have been a much lower rung on the ladder than that. But it was enough to know that it wasn't for me. I'm much more comfortable hanging out in the background.

I can only imagine what life must be like for the two examples above. Tom Cruise seems to handle it well enough but Britney Spears clearly has deep, deep issues. And until you're in a position where photographers are following your every move and "journalists" are making up all kinds of stories about you there's no way of knowing if you'd be able to live like that.
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Reply #15 posted 04/13/20 7:49am

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Not really. Creativity and freedom are much more attractive things to me than fame and money, once the basics are taken care of. And I've been fortunate enough to have had a decent amount of both in my life. My personality lends itself best to being in the background, anyway. Even a moderate level of fame would've been difficult for me to handle, I think.

I've auditioned (unsuccessfully) in the past for a TV dating show, which is probably the closest I'd have come to becoming 'famous famous' (although even then, it would've been doubtful, lol). But even those days are probably past me now.

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Reply #16 posted 04/13/20 12:36pm

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Not ever.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #17 posted 04/13/20 1:14pm

alphastreet

domainator2010 said:



alphastreet said:



It’s never too late to try something musical as a second career


You mean that? smile Like, even hobby-like? smile



Sure, why not? It’s always exciting having a new hobby
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Reply #18 posted 04/13/20 8:06pm

PurpleJedi

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Not a "star" per se, but rather an internationally reknown architect or designer.


shrug

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #19 posted 04/15/20 12:39am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

Tom Cruise seems to handle it well enough but Britney Spears clearly has deep, deep issues. And until you're in a position where photographers are following your every move and "journalists" are making up all kinds of stories about you there's no way of knowing if you'd be able to live like that.


Is Britney Spears still really famous?? Her last song was probably 15 years ago or something, woznit?
...I donno how many issues she has/n't got, what she HAS got are....KIDS!! lol Her older kid is probably about the age SHE was when she was swinging her pigtails around in her school corridor... lol

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Reply #20 posted 04/15/20 12:49am

domainator2010

PurpleJedi said:

Not a "star" per se, but rather an internationally reknown architect or designer.


shrug


What would you have liked to have designed?

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Reply #21 posted 04/15/20 8:13am

EmmaMcG

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domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


Tom Cruise seems to handle it well enough but Britney Spears clearly has deep, deep issues. And until you're in a position where photographers are following your every move and "journalists" are making up all kinds of stories about you there's no way of knowing if you'd be able to live like that.


Is Britney Spears still really famous?? Her last song was probably 15 years ago or something, woznit?
...I donno how many issues she has/n't got, what she HAS got are....KIDS!! lol Her older kid is probably about the age SHE was when she was swinging her pigtails around in her school corridor... lol



Of course she's still famous? When her last song was is irrelevant. She's still widely known.

Her children are also irrelevant to this conversation. I don't know why you bring them up?
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Reply #22 posted 04/15/20 2:49pm

ChocolateBox31
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prince

[Edited 4/15/20 19:25pm]

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"U r a slave 2 whatever U chose 2 believe"
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Reply #23 posted 04/15/20 4:05pm

alphastreet

ChocolateBox3121 said:

After working with literally EVERYBODY in "the business" & seeing what it did to my ALL TIME favorite musical idol prince . I've realized that fame,success, and riches don't truly bring happiness. sad



But will smith does, no?
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Reply #24 posted 04/15/20 5:49pm

XxAxX

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no!

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Reply #25 posted 04/17/20 3:31pm

PurpleJedi

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domainator2010 said:

PurpleJedi said:

Not a "star" per se, but rather an internationally reknown architect or designer.


shrug


What would you have liked to have designed?


A skyscraper.

That would have been my ideal legacy. Something to leave my mark in the skyline of a city.

I love to walk NYC and critique the new buildings.

https://www.youtube.com/w...MAeg2frd8A

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #26 posted 04/21/20 12:24pm

Ottensen

Maybe not famous, maybe not a star, but I did often have fantasies about persuing a music career with a style that resembled a blend of Basia and Sade! I've actually had periods in my life where I've enjoyed music as a professionally paid hobby, dabbling in session work, club work, touring, the gospel choir circuit, but you know what? I realized that while I love music, it's not my passion to have ever pursued as a career. I'm one of those strange birds that really just likes the recording experience, and the warmth of standing under the stage lights in an elegant dress making sure I'm hitting my marks. Weirdly I don't connect to audiences, and have always been mostly preoccupied about whether or not my technical ability was on point. That's it. My technical abilities, and how nice the lights feel. lol
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Reply #27 posted 04/21/20 12:34pm

Ottensen

Empress said:

I wanted to be Cher. She was exotic, fun and I loved her hair, makeup and clothes. She was wild and fun and never gave a shit what anyone thought of her.


Honey, there's no good time like watching a vintage Cher video from the 70s!!!! She was such an "it girl" ! I came to find out years later as an adult that even before Bob Mackie, Cher was a fashion muse, just as as these young girls we see today. The legendary fashion editor (and Met Ball founder) Diana Vreeland was crazy about Cher in the 60s and early 70s: Vreeland used to drape her in all manner of designer frocks for fashion spreads in Vogue and other Conde Nast publications. Vreeland loved the model body, the long mane, the eyes, all of it.

I saw Cher at Walgreens once in the late 90s...and I tell you she was not only thinner than she looks on film (because it's true the camera always adds 10lbs), but she was so perfectly "preserved" she looked like a porcelain doll. And I mean that in GOOD way. I don't know who her surgeon is, but he's done just the right amount of tweaks through the years that Cher never turned into The Cat Lady, thank God.
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Reply #28 posted 04/24/20 7:39am

OnlyNDaUsa

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Only when I wish I could help someone...

Yo! Sam 'Who's the Boss?'
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Reply #29 posted 04/24/20 8:49am

Empress

Ottensen said:

Empress said:
I wanted to be Cher. She was exotic, fun and I loved her hair, makeup and clothes. She was wild and fun and never gave a shit what anyone thought of her.
Honey, there's no good time like watching a vintage Cher video from the 70s!!!! She was such an "it girl" ! I came to find out years later as an adult that even before Bob Mackie, Cher was a fashion muse, just as as these young girls we see today. The legendary fashion editor (and Met Ball founder) Diana Vreeland was crazy about Cher in the 60s and early 70s: Vreeland used to drape her in all manner of designer frocks for fashion spreads in Vogue and other Conde Nast publications. Vreeland loved the model body, the long mane, the eyes, all of it. I saw Cher at Walgreens once in the late 90s...and I tell you she was not only thinner than she looks on film (because it's true the camera always adds 10lbs), but she was so perfectly "preserved" she looked like a porcelain doll. And I mean that in GOOD way. I don't know who her surgeon is, but he's done just the right amount of tweaks through the years that Cher never turned into The Cat Lady, thank God.

Cher is an awesome woman! I love her and I love how outspoken she is and always has been. There was no one quite like her in the 70's. I used to buy every single magazine that had a picture of her on the cover and there were many back in those days. I've always wished she would act more, but she has managed her money extremely well and hasn't had to worry about working much. Her concert tours have earned her millions.

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